iPhone 6s mania: one eager Apple fan has already set up tent in front of the Apple Store in Sydney

iPhone 6s mania: one eager Apple fan has already set up tent in front of the Apple Store in Sydney

It has become some sort of tradition among Apple fans to queue up in front of Apple stores before the launch of new iPhones. Apparently, being one of the first to get new iPhone models is an achievement that justifies lining up in front of stores days ahead of the launch date. Over the past few years, this has been the subject of many jokes centered on Apple fans, but it looks like, despite the mockery, Apple Store lines are not going away this year.

As nearly everyone probably knows by now, Apple is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus later today. Historically, Apple makes its new iPhones available for purchase about 10 days following the official unveiling.

Despite the fact that the next-gen iPhones will probably launch the weekend after this one, it looks like one eager Apple fan has already set up his tent in front of the Apple Store in Sydney.

If the fan is honest in his intention of staying in a tent until Apple's new iPhones launch, he'll probably be one of the first in the world to get his hands on an iPhone 6s due to the difference in time zones. However, we can't shake the feeling that it's way too early to line up in front of the Apple Store, especially since the iPhone 6s series isn't even official yet.

What do you guys think? Would you be willing to wait for ten days in a tent just so you can be one of the first people in the world to purchase the iPhone 6s?

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73 Comments

1. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

people just don't understand you can just buy them online when available lol

8. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

A psychiatrist should do an analysis to understand the apple sheep disease.

28. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Even psychiatrist can't understand this.. it is beyond his capabilities..

41. nepalisherpa

Posts: 334; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

As long as you follow something, you are a sheep. iSheep, aSheep (Android), wSheep (Windows), etc. However, sheep like this camper need to be evaluated for sure.

55. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

There is a difference between a loyal customer and a Fanboy(i feel that calling them Sheep is an insult to the Sheep). Fanboys are those people who stand in lines so that they get the device on the day it's released, those people who try to sell their organs and ruin their lives to buy something that is meant to make your life easier,those people who waste their time defending a device that was meant to save you time, those people who spend more time hating other devices than enjoying their device.

9. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I have never understood this tradition. What's the difference whether you get the phone immediately or in half a day? These days it's more of a press coverage thing, making it look like a new iPhone is exciting, like it's 2010.

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It's more than that, it's pure enthusiasm, people do it for gaming consoles, Movies (You can be sure that people will be lining up a day in advance for the new Star Wars flick), and other stupid things like phones and Comic Con, and whatever.

21. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

In iSheep case the reason is different. They fight for their religion. Besides almost all of them are stock holders(this was the St,Jobs' genius) , so they badly need hype to keep APPL stock high. That's why they go from person to person, on the streets or on the net to advertise their religion and collect more followers. That's why this article is here, too.

26. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Um, what? "Sheep" are all Apple stockholders? I'm confused. And I thought Apple stock was high because they have enormous sales and margins.

36. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Stocks like APPL move mostly from hype or fear . Sheep are easy to manipulate. That's why Wall Street love APPL. That's why hype is so important , and this article is here just because of that. P.S. Of course huge hype means also more sales too. And the "magic makers" could easily put highest margins.

39. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You just described pretty much any publicly traded company. Hype and expectations of sales growth lead to increased stock value. That's how Wall Street works. And of course investors want that to happen, because it increases their portfolio values. Hey, I'm all for this scenario of it means my 401k keeps growing. Bring on the hype!

46. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

"You just described pretty much any publicly traded company" Exactly, And I described it to your 26 comment: "And I thought Apple stock was high because they have enormous sales and margins."

51. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Hype can drive up a stock, but actual sales keep it high. How many tech stocks have we seen tank after a much-hyped IPO? Apple delivers.

43. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

i always pre-order my game to get early access or small discount, and i buy premier movie ticket from phone :-/

59. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No one does it for Motorola phones

62. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

As you are always so quick to point out, what does Motorola have to do with this?

74. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well he was giving me flack about Apple in a Motorola article. I'm only repaying the favor.

76. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm always giving you flack because you're always in Motorola articles trolling, how was I trolling with post 13?

78. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So you admit to trolling in previous articles? Note I never said you were trolling here.

77. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It's interesting how when you do something it's justified, but when others do it it's wrong. I used that same exact argument on you multiple times in the past and was told I was being salty. But now it's okay for you to do the same thing. If you truly had conviction in that belief, you wouldn't do it just because someone else does.

79. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So I'm supposed to just let Scott spew bs at me and not retaliate? He's the one who needs to back off.

80. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Let me call you a wambulance, explain why I needed to back off after my initial statement in post 13 before you came alone and started trolling.

81. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So the only way you can retaliate is to do what you chew other people out for? That's your only recourse?

63. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

First of all, Motorola doesn't have retail stores like Apple so that's not even possible. Second of all, you're a F*CKING MORON. Cheers. :)

75. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Good good let the butthurt flow through you.

68. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

No, because Moto Maker is a website, not a store.

22. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You can actually get it before release date if you pre-order. Some times the recipients get it a day before the release date after a pre-order. He just wants to be on TV when a reporter asks him how long have you been standing in line... Right after the camera cuts off she shows him her phone & tells him she didn't have to camp out. lolololololololololololololololol

32. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

And his phone drops on the floor lol

54. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

First world problems...

23. Wolf_Blitza

Posts: 64; Member since: May 30, 2014

I remember when the iPhone 5 came out, there was a huge line up at the Apple store. The manager at the near-by Radio Shack came out and annouced that they had the iPhone in stock too, with no line-ups. Absolutely nobody left the Apple store line. It has little to do with getting the phone and more so with how you get it. Waiting hours in line at the Apple store is part of the experience that brings Apple fans true happiness.

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